Hi there, related to this pull request, i wanna bring a message of the day feature to discussion.
It would be very useful for podmins for announcing maintenances for example.
message of the day
I think it would make sense to publish admin announcements as notifications.
I dislike all forms of "notifications", as I see them as spammy. I vote no.
I like the idea. Just struck me a few days ago. Podmin notifications as posts might not be seen by everyone.
An extra area where podmins can write additional warning notifications (e.g. "Server down from ... to ...") in a red box for visibility would be very helpful, imo.
I think this is a good idea, but the left-hand column is starting to get a little crowded. If we put in a motd, I think we should figure out a way to shrink the rest of the stuff that's already in there. Maybe some expanding menus or something?
It could make sense to group up
One problem I had in the beginning was that I didn't understand that it was only for looking up notifications. I thought, clicking on "My Aspects" would bring me to an overview of my aspects. Clicking onto it, then clicking on an Aspect (e.g. Friends), I thought would bring me to an overview of that aspect's people in it.
It would require a grouping name though (ideally one that removes the confusion of what these items are for): The word "Filter" does not seem to be good, as filters generally are applied or not applied. "Selector"? Also sounds a bit off.
Then, this group could simply "auto-collapse" when scrolling down, and "re-expand" on scrolling up. Exactly like this one: http://jsfiddle.net/mariusc23/s6mLJ/31/ .
So, I guess there are options like: